Angry Samoans @ Sidebar Tonight

Longtime readers of this blog will note that we’re generally not interested in nostalgia acts. It’s always been our feeling that any band’s useful lifespan is about 8 years, and you can maybe tack on two years to the front or back of that for garage days and farewell tours- but in no wise should […]

Hollywood, Hard Dads @ Windup Space Tonight

Perhaps the highest compliment that we can pay to HOLLYWOOD is to say that they’ve always been an underrated band. Sure, we could call them a ‘great’ band and say that they ‘totally rock’ and play an ‘awesome live set.’ That’s all true. But it’s also true of half the bands that played at Merriweather […]

Tonight’s Oblivians Show is Postponed Until October 2

Due to a death in the family, the Oblivians announced recently via their Facebook page that they will be re-scheduling their tour dates for Baltimore and Brooklyn. According to the Unregistered Nurse Tumblr the new date for Baltimore is October 2, at which time all tickets for tonight’s show will be honored. To clarify, the […]

Parquet Courts, Sal Bando @ Ottobar Tonight

Like most people over 30, the Chop has a very certain and specific taste in music. We know exactly what we like and recognize it when we hear it. Now, we could do what most of our parents’ generation does and just put it on cruise control and listen to Pavement and the Vaselines and […]

Tomorrow: Title Tracks, Sick Sick Birds @ Metro Gallery

It’s always a weird feeling when a holiday isn’t on or book-ending a weekend. It’s like a stutter-step, with most people not knowing whether they should be in full on weekend party mode or not. It’s also hard to know what’s open or closed, and of the things that are open most everybody wishes they […]